(WISH) – A mother from Indianapolis is in the national spotlight after making a plea at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night.
DeAndra Dycus shared her story about losing her son to gun violence. The mother said he was shot while dancing at a birthday party in 2014.
Dycus said the bullet shattered her son’s skull. He was 13 years old and is now in a wheelchair.
Dycus mentioned her son is unable walk, speak or eat on his own. The mother made it her mission to share her son’s story in hopes of helping others.
“Every day we’re reminded that he may never be the same. We are not alone. In every town across America, there are families who know what a bullet can do,” Dycus said. “That’s why I’m a mom who volunteers to stop this.”
Dycus believes Joe Biden cares about victims of gun violence. The mother said she wants a president who will ban assault weapons and will keep guns out of the hands of criminals.